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  • La Dolce Vita
  • Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens
  • The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter
  • Topsy-Turvy

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  • The Chinese Boxer

    ★★★★★

  • The French Dispatch

    ★★★★★

  • The Bride of Frankenstein

    ★★★★★

  • Tenebre

    ★★★★½

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  • The Chinese Boxer

    The Chinese Boxer

    ★★★★★

    Wanted the new Blu-ray of this last night - terrific! This was the first movie Jimmy Wang You directed as well as starred in, and it's pretty obvious he wanted to impress - the frame compositions are consistently terrific, and the action is shot and edited in a kinetic style that is really fun to watch.

  • The French Dispatch

    The French Dispatch

    ★★★★★

    Loved it, of course - I'm a total mark for Anderson's movies.

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  • California Split

    California Split

    ★★★★★

    Boy, what a great movie, probably my favorite by Altman (THE LONG GOODBYE is always jockeying for the #1 spot, though)
    I'm not even sure what I dig about this movie so much - I just love soaking in the atmosphere of it all, the dirtbag 70s LA vibe, from the City of Commerce card club where Gould & Segal first meet, to the offices of the magazine Segal works at, to the Mexican restaurants and dive bars and racetracks they…

  • Batman Returns

    Batman Returns

    ★★★★★

    I re-watched this one recently, and it has aged so well - it's still the best Batman movie, and possibly the best Tim Burton movie. All the tics that become incredibly annoying in Burton's later films work perfectly here. Michelle Pfeiffer should've won an Oscar, too.